PS4’s DualShock 4 Now Works Wirelessly with PS3

Posted by at 1:28 pm on July 2, 2014

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Sony’s latest PS3 firmware update quietly introduces DualShock 4 wireless support for the system, as we get the growing impression the poor old DualShock 3 is being quietly shoved off a cliff. Previously you had to plug in the PS4 controller to use it on PS3, but now you can sync it up via Bluetooth and go new-gen on the last gen wirelessly.

We’ve tested it out and it’s easy to set up. First, head to Settings on the PS3 media bar, then Accessory Settings and Manage Bluetooth Devices and finally Register New Device. After that the PS3 will scan for Bluetooth controllers, so to make your DualShock 4 show up hold the PS and Share button at the same time. After a few seconds the controller’s light bar will start blinking, and then it’ll show up on the PS3 screen ready to be connected.

Warning: This will de-sync your DualShock 4 with your PS4, but re-syncing it is simply a matter of connecting the gamepad to the PS4, turning the system on and then pressing the PS button. Plus user reports say thecompatibility with various games is spotty!

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